Dagik

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Dagig, Masakin, Masakin Dagig, Masakin Gusar, Thakik
Population

11,700 including Ngile [jle] speakers (Stevenson 1984).

Location

Janub Kurdufan state: Mesakin hills, Reikha (Tolabe), Taballa, Kamlela (Togaro), Tosari, and Buram (Thobu) villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Adobu, Arreme, Tosari. Lexical similarity: 80% with Ngile [jle] (most similar).

Language Use

All ages. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd]. Used as L2 by Tocho [taz].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials in use. Taught in primary schools.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Ruwa.